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The Tale of Old Mr. Crow

A Tuck-me-in Tale

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,593 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 94.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 699
Added to site: 2005.02.26
mnybks.net#: 9774
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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r or cutworm all summer."

But there were two reasons that prevented Mr. Crow's leaving Pleasant Valley. He liked his old home. And he liked grasshoppers and cutworms, too. So he stayed until October. And the strange part of it was that he never once discovered that Farmer Green had planted tarred corn only in a border around the field. Inside that border the corn was of the good, old yellow kind that Mr. Crow liked.

And so, for once, Farmer Green out-witted old Mr. Crow.

By the end of the summer his corn had grown so tall and borne so many big ears that Farmer Green took some of it to the county fair. And everybody who saw it there said that it was the finest corn that ever was seen in those parts.


VI

MR. CROW IN TROUBLE

After Mr. Crow found that Farmer Green had put tar on his corn, Mr. Crow was so angry that he flew for a good many miles before stopping. And then, as he started to walk along the limb that lead to his house in the tall elm, he noticed for the first time that he could har

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